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Taking sides. Clashing views on environmental issues

Author: Thomas A Easton
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2010.
Series: Taking sides.
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From the Publisher: Taking Sides: Environmental Issues, thirteenth edition expanded presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor's manual with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in  Read more...
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Taking sides. Clashing views on environmental issues.
Boston : McGraw-Hill, c2010
(OCoLC)742428251
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Easton
ISBN: 9780073514451 0073514454
OCLC Number: 317116360
Description: xxx, 408 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Correlation guide --
Introduction --
Unit 1: Environmental Philosophy --
Issue 1: Is the precautionary principle a sound approach to risk analysis? --
Yes: Rise of the precautionary principle: a social movement gathers strength / Nancy Myers --
No: Precautionary principle: is it a threat to toxicological science? / Bernard D Goldstein --
Issue 2: Is sustainable development compatible with human welfare? --
Yes: European dream: building sustainable development in a globally connected world / Jeremy Rifkin --
No: Wilting Greens / Ronald Bailey --
Issue 3: Should a price be put on the goods and services provided by the world's ecosystems? --
Yes: Economic value of ecological services provided by insects / John E Losey and Mace Vaughan --
No: Pricing biodiversity and ecosystem services: the never-ending story / Marino Gatto and Giulio A De Leo --
Unit 2: Principles Versus Politics --
Issue 4: Should the endangered species act be strengthened? --
Yes: Testimony before the oversight hearing on the endangered species act / John Kostyack --
No: Testimony before the oversight hearing on the endangered species act / Monita Fontaine --
Issue 5: Should the EPA be doing more to fight environmental injustice? --
Yes: Environmental justice programs, statement before the Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works / Robert D Bullard --
No: Environmental justice programs, statement before the Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works / Granta Y Nakayama --
Issue 6: Can pollution rights trading effectively control environmental problems? --
Yes: Carbon trading / James Allen and Anthony White --
No: Trading away the earth: pollution credits and the perils of 'free market environmentalism' / Brian Tokar --
Unit 3: Energy Issues --
Issue 7: Should the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be opened to oil drilling? --
Yes: To drill or not to drill / Dwight R Lee --
No: Senate Energy Committee / Jeff Bingaman et al --
Issue 8: Is global warming skepticism just smoke and mirrors? --
Yes: Smoke, mirrors & hot air: how ExxonMobil uses big tobacco's tactics to manufacture uncertainty on climate science / Seth Schulman et al --
No: Liberal scientists lead Jihad against global-warming skeptics / Ivan Osorio, Iain Murray, and Myron Ebell --
Issue 9: Is wind power green? --
Yes: Whither wind? / Charles Komanoff --
No: Wayward wind?, speech given in the township of Perry, near Silver Lake, Wyoming County, New York / Jon Boone --
Issue 10: Should cars be more efficient? --
Yes: CAFE standards, testimony before Committee on Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation / David Friedman --
No: Why the government's CAFE standards for fuel efficiency should be repealed, not increased / Charli E Coon --
Issue 11: Do biofuels enhance energy security? --
Yes: Testimony before Committee on Senate Energy and Natural Resources / Bob Dinneen --
No: Biofuels-facts and fiction / Mark Anslow --
Issue 12: Is it time to revive nuclear power? --
Yes: Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, Hearing on the Department of Energy's Nuclear Power 2010 Program / Michael J Wallace --
No: Brave nuclear world, part II / Karen Charman --
Unit 4: Food And Population --
Issue 13: Do falling birthrates pose a threat to human welfare? --
Yes: Birth dearth / Michael Meyer --
No: Fewer the better / David Nicholson-Lord --
Issue 14: Is genetic engineering the answer to hunger? --
Yes: Is genetic engineering the answer to hunger?" / Gerald D Coleman --
No: Genetic engineering is not the answer / Sean McDonagh --
Issue 15: Is a large-scale shift to organic farming the best way to increase world food supply? --
Yes: Can organic farming feed us all? / Brian Halweil --
No: Organic myth: a food movement makes a pest of itself / John J Miller --
Unit 5: Toxic Chemicals --
Issue 16: Should DDT be banned worldwide? --
Yes: Malaria, mosquitoes, and DDT / Anne Platt McGinn --
No: Statement before the US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Hearing on the Role of Science in Environmental Policy-Making / Donald R Roberts --
Issue 17: Do environmental hormone mimics pose a potentially serious health threat? --
Yes: Hazards of environmental estrogens / Michele L Trankina --
No: Endocrine disrupters, politics, pesticides, the cost of food and health / Michael Gough --
Issue 18: Is the Superfund Program successfully protecting human health from hazardous materials? --
Yes: Superfund matures gracefully / Robert H Harris, Jay Vandeven, and Mike Tilchin --
No: Not in their backyard / Randall Patterson --
Issue 19: Should the United States reprocess spent nuclear fuel? --
Yes: Statement before the House Committee on Science, Energy Subcommittee, Hearing on Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing / Phillip J Finck --
No: Case against a near-term decision to reprocess spent nuclear fuel in the United States / Matthew Bunn --
Issue 20: Is carbon capture technology ready to limit carbon emissions? --
Yes: Carbon capture and sequestration, testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality / David G Hawkins --
No: Carbon capture & storage: blue-sky technology or just blowing smoke? / Charles W Schmidt --
Issue 21: Should North America's landscape be restored to its pre-human state? --
Yes: Restoring America's big, wild animals / C Josh Donlan --
No: Pleistocene Park: does re-wilding North America represent sound conservation for the 21st century? / Dustin R Rubenstein, Daniel I Rubenstein, Paul W Sherman, and Thomas A Gavin --
Contributors.
Series Title: Taking sides.
Other Titles: Clashing views on environmental issues
Environmental issues
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by Thomas Easton.

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